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Cable sobre la posibilidad de que presos de Guantánamo recalen en España

"Casi imposible", respondieron desde el Ministerio de Exteriores, "por la situación política en España y el riesgo de que la opinión pública se ponga en contra".

ID: 102848
Date: 2007-04-02 15:16:00
Origin: 07MADRID596
Source: Embassy Madrid
Classification: CONFIDENTIAL
Dunno: 07STATE36991 07STATE37005
Destination: VZCZCXRO1958
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C O N F I D E N T I A L MADRID 000596

SIPDIS

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DEPT FOR AMB. CLINT WILLIAMSON
EUR/PGI FOR NERISSA COOK
EUR/WE FOR GARY CLEMENTS AND ANGELA CERVETTI

E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/02/2017
TAGS: PREL, PTER, PHUM, PINR, KAWC, XG, SP
SUBJECT: SPAIN ON TAKING GUANTANAMO DETAINEES

REF: A. STATE 36991
B. STATE 37005

Classified By: DCM Hugo Llorens for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d)

(C) The DCM requested GOS assistance in resettling
Guantanamo detainees during a meeting with Director General
for North America and Europe Jose Maria PONS Irazazabal on
March 29. Pons told the DCM that he would pass the request
to Secretary of State for Foreign Policy Bernardino Leon.
Speaking without instructions, Pons said that it would be
"nearly impossible" to accept any Guantanamo detainees
because of the political situation in Spain and the risk of
adverse public opinion. Pons added that the GOS appreciated
the U.S. efforts on Guantanamo and would probably be willing
to help lobby other states over which Spain has influence to
accept the individuals. He asked that the USG provide
additional background information on any such individuals
where Spanish assistance might be helpful in obtaining their
resettlement in a third country. He reiterated that Spain
would likely be unable to accept any detainees but viewed the
initiative to release or transfer them from Guantanamo as a
positive development.

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